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Please note, this is just my platform as of now, all is subject to change and/or grow with time. These are just the issues that I feel are of the most importance - and is just a step of what reforms can be made in our society under our currently harsh capitalist system to make a more humane system, a system often called socialism...
Positions:

Here are the building blocks for a society based on new foundations,
democratic socialism...

HEALTHCARE: Universal single-payer Canadian style healthcare system as a first step toward building a socialized healthcare system.

EDUCATION: Equalization of per pupil funding to all public schools, funded through a progressive national income tax instead of repressive state taxes. Lower class room sizes and more teachers available to the public schools. Reject school vouchers!

POLICE/PRISON: Community control of the police. End all use of racial profiling. Abolish the unjust and inhumane death penalty! End the war on drugs...

TAXES: A steeply graduated income tax, whereby the wealthy finally pay their share.

CIVIL LIBERTIES: Human rights for all, without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. Recognize same-sex civil unionships. Guarantee full freedom of speech and the right to privacy.

FAMILY ISSUES: Fully paid parental leave for new parents-natural and adoptive. Free quality childcare available for those who need it.

ECOLOGY: Support for renewable energy. Full funding and promotion of mass transit. End all unnecessary animal testing and factory farming.

WORKERS DEMOCRACY: Repeal all "right to work" laws, and guarantee all workers the right to organize, bargain, and strike. Raise the minimum wage to $10.00 an hour. Enact the 30 hour work week while workers retain the current 40 hour wage.  Full benefits to all full and part time workers. Repeal NAFTA and GATT. Reject MAI. Abolish the WTO and the IMF. Guarantee FAIR trade not "free" trade.

MILITARY/FOREIGN POLICY: An immediate cut of 50% in military spending, and programs of economic conversion from military to non-military industry. End all sanction. Dissolve all military alliances starting with NATO. Abolish the CIA, the FBI, and other agencies that engages in covert warfare.

ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY: Elect all legislative branches through proportional representation. Full public financing of all elections. Free air time to ALL candidates.
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